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15th December 2014, 05:07 PM   |  #1  
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Note: I maybe editing this post often as solutions are found, or more issues are found.

Several people have had trouble Installing Cm12 and Slimpop Otter X Roms.
Seems to be a variety of reasons for this.
I may reorder this later...
  • Problem: Installed OtterX Bootloader, and now can't access bootmenu options with Power button, and just bootloops.
    Solution:
    Try Disconnect from PC, Power off (Hold Power button for 10-20 secs), connect to wall charger
  • Problem: Twrp Cannot connect to PC. Device not found. In the device manager, Amazon OtterX is listed, but has an exclamation next it.
    Solution:
    If drivers were working before, try selecting drivers for device.
    In Device manager>select unknown device>Update driver software>
    browse my computer for driver software>Let me pick from a list of Device Drivers on my computer>
    show all(uncheck show only compatible)>look for ADB interface or android phone
    select yes to Ignore warning
    may need to reboot both.
  • Problem: Twrp is recognized by PC, but neither MPT mount, nor ADB push works. May get an unauthorized device error/warning
    Problem: Installed TWRP 2.8..X.X now whenever i try to get into recovery it goes to teamwin logo and goes back to the kindle fire screen
    Solution:
    If you are using Twrp 2.8.XX, use a Linux or Mac machine, or downgrade to 2.7.1.0 Twrp:
    Downgrade 2.8.X.X Twrp to 2.7.1.0 TWRP see Flashing TWRP in OtterX bootloader
  • Problem: When Installing Lollypop you get an :updater binary error"
    Solution:
    If you are still using bootloader 2.04, upgrade to 2.05:
    If you still can push files to Twrp, try pushing 2.05.zip, install, reboot, wipe cache, reboot, format data, wipe everything in wipe>advanced...

It seems that if you use TWRP 2.8.XX when switching from Amazon to OtterX partitions, sometimes things are getting fouled up, could be that this was an issue before, but has been more noticeable with lollipop.
Partitions sizes for OtterX partitions with 2.05 bootloader should be ...
all should say Present: Yes
system: Current file System: Ext4 - Size: 751MB (768MB)
Cache: _Current File System: Ext4 - Size: 503MB (512MB)
Data:__Current File System: _ f2fs - Size: 5820MB (5880mb)
  • If you have Twrp 2.7.1.0 and bootloader 2.05, and have wiped cache, rebooted, Fomated Data, wiped partitions in wipe>advanced and still have issues:
    Solution:
    Reboot to bootloader, select Amazon partitions, select recovery, wipe cache, reboot to bootloader select OtterX partitions, select recovery, wipe cache, reboot, format data, wipe all partitions.
  • Verify Partition sizes match post #2

Of course, all this assumes that drivers are installed correctly on you PC, none of the above will work if drivers are not correct.
If adb commands were working correctly before, and/or fastboot commands are still working, likely drivers are correct.

Please reply if this Guide helped
Please include: What errors you were having, and steps you took to fix.

I made Some videos that cover most of the steps
[YouTube] [How To] convert to OtterX ROM/TWRP/Bootloader [2014-05-08]
Flashing TWRP in OtterX bootloader
[How-To] Revert from OtterX Project to Stock Kindle Fire Partitions/Rom
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Partition Screnshots
Select Wipe
Select Advanced
Check a Partition

Data Partition:
Data partition
Cache Partition
Cache Partition
System Partition
System Partition
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Flashing TWRP in OtterX bootloader
see [Video] Flashing TWRP in OtterX bootloader

Check drivers before flashing see Post #1

Download
adb-fastboot.zip,
and an OtterX TWRP .IMG file like otterx-twrp-2.7.1.0-recovery.img
Step 1:
Create a folder in c drive named adb,
unzip/extract files,
copy AdbWinUsbApi.dll, AdbWinApi.dll, adb.exe, fastboot.exe, and otterx-twrp-2.7.1.0-recovery.img to adb folder.
Step 2
connect Kindle Fire to pc, via usb, power off Kindle
Step 3
Open a Command Prompt (start>all programs>accessories>Command prompt)
change directory to adb with
Code:
cd\adb
fastboot devices
Power on Kindle
should get a return code back something like
Code:
123456789abcde  kindle
if so enter
Code:
fastboot flash recovery otterx-twrp-2.7.1.0-recovery.img
Code:
fastboot reboot
after reboot you should be able to enter recovery by pressing power button once and selecting recovery
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you have single handed saved so many kindles. thanks for your continued support. cheers steve. long live otterx

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Thanks so much @sd_shadow, your instructions saved my Kindle Fire. I flashed twrp v2.7.1.0 from v2.8.1.0 and it worked properly.
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Smile Still using TWRP 2.8.x.x
I have idea for using TWRP 2.8.x.x without error when flash new ROM
The steps to perform this is:
Step 1: Wipe Factory Reset
Step 2: Intall Slim-otterx-5.0.1.alpha.0.7-v0.3.zip
Step 3: Intall newest version: Slim-otterx-5.0.1.alpha.0.9-V0.8.zip
Step 4: Install Gapps and Restart

It is successful with me. You can try it and give me comment if you can't.
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Partition info in TWRP 2.7.1.0 ?
Great stuff @sd_shadow, keep up the good work. Where in twrp are you seeing the screens in post #2?
Thanks,
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DonDeLome

Great stuff @sd_shadow, keep up the good work. Where in twrp are you seeing the screens in post #2?
Thanks,
The Don

Good question,
Wipe> Advanced> check a partition (Cache, System, or Data) then select Repair or Change File System

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Hi,

i have a problem.... every step works fine until adb push after step 3.

when i try to push the zip files to my device i only get "error: device unauthorized. Please check the confirmation dialog on your device"

But after step 3 there is no OS anymore to boot in an confirm.

How to solve the problem?

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